We recently spent some time in Rehoboth Beach Delaware and ate at a seafood restaurant called "Jakes Seafood House". Their seafood bisque is too die for. Does anyone have their exact recipe?
I have eaten there myself, and the food is good. I don't have there house recipe for seafood bisque! But I make the dish myself try my own recipe, I use premium seafood for best results, but it's optional you may use what you like.
2 cups dry white wine
1 bay leaf
1 onion, roughly chopped
1 clove garlic
2 ribs celery
1 lobster (1 to 1 1/2 pounds)
12 medium shrimp in the shell
24 mussels, well scrubbed
12 sea scallops
4 cups heavy cream
1 cup milk
Glass of sherry
Freshly chopped thyme, dill and parsley
1 cup fresh spinach, well rinsed and chopped
1/2 cup grated carrot
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
couple of pinch of smoked paprika
Dash of Lea & Perrins sauce
Generous amount of fresh lemon juice
Combine the white wine, bay leaf, onion, garlic, and celery in a nonreactive, large stockpot over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Add the lobster, cover the pot, and steam for 10 minutes. Remove the lobster.
Add the shrimp, cover the pot, and steam for 5 minutes. Remove the shrimp with tongs.
Add the mussels, cover the pot and steam until they open, about 5 minutes. Remove the mussels with tongs, extract the meat, and discard the shells. Discard any that do not open.
Add 2 cups water to the liquid in the pot, bring to a boil, then add the scallops. Cover the pot and steam for 3 minutes. Remove the scallops with tongs.
Extract the lobster meat, reserving the shells. Peel and devein the shrimp, reserving the shells. Chop all the meats into bite-size pieces, cover and set aside.
Return the seafood shells to the pot of broth and add 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Strain the broth and return it to the pan.
Bring the broth to a simmer over low heat. Add the cream, sherry, milk, Lea & Perrins, thyme, parsley, smoked paprika and rosemary and simmer until the mixture thickens slightly, about 5 minutes. Add the seafood and simmer for 2 minutes. Stir in the spinach and carrots and simmer another 2 minutes, just to wilt the spinach. Season with salt and pepper, and stir in the lemon juice
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